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1977 Carnival
These photgraphs came together, and are all taken from Wellingborough Road, close to the Mission Church.
There seem to be several carnival queens, one is from St Neots in Huntingdonshire.
The first picture is the Rushden Charities Queen. The year is thought to be 1977.

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Memories - I believe this was Helen Sharman (aged 18) who was the Queen and I was the Queen's deputy Sherralyn Sweeting (aged 16). I'm afraid I dont recall the name of the Princess and her attendant. We older participants, had our beauty pageant at Rushden Sports Centre and Geoff Capes, the British Shot Putter, was one of the judges. At the time the Evening Telegraph was on strike and a picture of us four girls was on the front page of the paper when it appeared on News at Ten.

Mrs S George
Rushden Charities Queen

Rushden Charities Queen
St Neots Carnival Queen
2nd St Mary's Brownies

Carl Truett receives his prize With Matthew Dickerson Carl
Carl Truett receiving his prize from the Carnival Queen in 1977
Matthew Dickerson won 2nd prize with Carl as Beefeaters
Carl Truett won 3rd prize 1977


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